ICYMI: Nadine Maenza Authors National Review Op-Ed On Religious Minorities Victimized in Iraq.

On November 12, the very day the U.S. joined the military coalition Operation Free Sinjar against ISIS, Iraq enacted a law that will further victimize religious minorities, who have already endured horrific atrocities as the victims of ISIS genocide.

The National Card law’s Article 26 states: “Children shall follow the religion of a parent converted to Islam.” This applies to children if their mother marries a Muslim man or if either parent converts to Islam.

Leaders representing the Assyrian, Yezidi, Mandean, Kakai, and Bahai religions suggested this logical addition: “Minors will keep their current religion until the completion of 18 years of age; then they have the right to choose their religion.” These religious leaders walked out of Parliament in protest after Article 26 was passed without their change, 137 to 51.

For more: Read the entire Op-Ed published in The National Review 

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